I’m still half-assed fishing on Plenty of Fish. I got a message from a guy the other day and showed it to my sister. She said that we should come up with a website sort of like the “When Parents Text” site. The difference would be that our site would list some of the crazy messages that we receive from guys on POF. I think it’s a pretty good idea, but we haven’t thought of a name for it yet. In the mean time, here’s the message that I showed her.
“Hey Im serious and interested but you need to let me know the same before we talk ok? bye [name withheld]”
The message alone isn’t too terribly bad, but combined with the picture that was attached, I had to wonder what the hell I’m doing to attract these guys. I told you before that I changed my profile in hopes of warding off most men, but that doesn’t seem to be working. So back to his message. I think it was in how I first read it that made me laugh. I imagined him speaking in a very shy socially awkward way, almost like a twelve-year-old boy talking for the first time to a girl he’s been crushing on for months. Sometimes the simplest things amuse me.
On to the next message that I shared with my sister. This one is definitely a throw-back.
“hi there,, can we talk soon,,,, ###-###-#### [name withheld],,, i want to mmeet you and i so mean meat,,,”
Seriously? That’s supposed to get me all hot and bothered and wanting to meet him? I don’t want his “meat” or to meet him, ever. That one made me gag a little. Do men really have such little respect for women that that is what they consider normal and acceptable behavior? Well, I couldn’t bite my tongue on that one and when he popped up wanting to chat via instant message I gave him a piece of my mind. He did apologize, but it was too little too late. Hopefully in the future he will think twice before sending a complete stranger a message like that. You may have noticed that I didn’t even mention that he gave his phone number to a complete stranger. Oh ye dirty old men of little faith. You do not have to treat me like a prostitute to get me to talk to you. In fact, that’s the best way to deter me from ever talking to you.
Once again, the lack of proper grammar and punctuation really annoys me.